William Henry PRIOR

b. 20 February 1878, d. 16 January 1960
Father*James Henry PRIOR b. 28 Oct 1848, d. c 1928
Mother*Frances GIBBS b. 27 Oct 1851, d. c 1940
Birth*William Henry PRIOR was born on 20 February 1878 at Sydenham Rd, Croydon, Surrey.1 
BaptismHe was baptized on 2 June 1878 at Selhurst, Surrey, England.2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in the household of James Henry PRIOR at Spring Vale, Dartford, Kent;

This appears to be the family in 1881:
1881 Census
Place: Spring Vale, Dartford, Kent
Ref: RG11/865/77/10
Name Marr Age Sex Birthplace Occupation Rel
James PRICE M 31 M Surrey Addington Labourer Head
Fanny PRICE M 30 F Kent Tonbridge Wells - Wife
William Henry
PRICE - 3 M Surrey Croydon - Son
Francis James
PRICE - 1 M Surrey Croydon - Son.3

 
(Witness) CensusWilliam Henry PRIOR appeared on the census of 5 April 1891 in the household of Eliza Georgiana PRIOR at Croydon, Surrey;

1891 census:
Place: 6 Percy Road, South Norwood, Croydon, Surrey
Ref: RG12/595/30, Page 54;
Name Marr Age Sex Occupation Birthplace Rel
Eliza G Brooks W 53 F Laundress Surrey, Addington Head
Jessie Brooks S 22 M Carman Surrey, Shirley Son
William Prior S 13 M Scholar Surrey, Croydon Nephew
Arthur Potter - 6 M Scholar Surrey, So. Norwood Boarder
Harriet Wakerell S 20 F Laundress Surrey, So. Norwood Lodger.4

 
Address* In 1899, William Henry PRIOR lived at 4 Dartnell Road, Croydon, Surrey.5 
Occupation*He was General Labourer between 1899 and 1903. 
Marriage*He married Mary Ann KING, daughter of John KING and Eliza HENWOOD, on 20 August 1899 at St James Church, Croydon, Surrey.5 
CensusWilliam Henry PRIOR appeared on the census of 31 March 1901 at 43 Sidney Road, Croydon, Surrey;

1901 census:
Place: 43 Silvey Road, South Norwood, Croydon, Surrey
Ref: RG13/647/135 Page: 33.
Name Marr Age Sex Occupation Birthplace Rel
William Prior M 22 M General Labourer Surrey, Croydon Head
Mary Ann Prior M 18 F - Surrey, Croydon Wife
Mary Ann Prior - 1 F - Surrey, Croydon Daughter.6

 
Address In 1903, William Henry PRIOR lived at 231 Gloucester Road, Croydon, Surrey. 
Address In circa 1906, William Henry PRIOR lived at 28 Tait road, Croydon, Surrey. 
Census*He appeared on the census of 2 April 1911 at 28 Tait Road, Croydon, Surrey;

1911 census:
Place: 28 Tait Road, Gloucester Road, Croydon, Surrey
Name Marr Age Sex Occupation Birthplace Rel
William Thomas Prior M 34 M General Labourer Surrey, Croydon Head
Mary Ann Prior M 28 F Laundry Hand Surrey, Croydon Wife
Ivy Ellen Prior - 9 F School Surrey, Croydon Daughter
William George Prior - 8 M School Surrey, Croydon Son
Alfred Prior - 5 M School Surrey, Croydon Son.7

 
Name Variation As of 2 April 1911, William Henry PRIOR was also known as William Thomas William's son, William George Prior, also claimed that his father was called William Thomas.7,8 
Death*He died on 16 January 1960 at 28 Tait Road, Croydon, Surrey, England, at age 81; Death Entry: Qtr 1960 Croydon 5g/146, aged 81
Cause of Death: I(a) Cachexia (b) Carcinoma of Stomach
II Severe ulceration of left leg.
Informant: A.W.Prior, son.9,10 
Anecdote*He worked for R Whites (lemonade), also Brocks Fireworks (where he called the manager, Mr Brooks, uncle).8 

Family

Mary Ann KING b. 28 December 1881, d. circa January 1956
Marriage*He married Mary Ann KING, daughter of John KING and Eliza HENWOOD, on 20 August 1899 at St James Church, Croydon, Surrey.5 
Children
Last Edited12 Sep 2010

Citations

  1. General Register Office Indexes to Birth, Commencing 1837 (General Register Office, GRO (England & Wales)) "unknown cd."
  2. British Vital Records Index, 2nd Edition ,.
  3. Online image of the 1881 Census for England and Wales (Ancestry.co.uk, http://www.ancestry.co.uk) "Source Ref: Ref: RG11/865/77/10."
  4. Online image of the 1891 Census for England and Wales (Ancestry.co.uk, http://www.ancestry.co.uk) "Source ref: Class: RG12; Piece: 595; Folio 30; Page 54;."
  5. Copy marriage certificate (General Register Office) "unknown cd."
  6. Online image of the 1901 Census for England and Wales (Ancestry.co.uk, http://www.ancestry.co.uk) "Source Citation: Class: RG13; Piece: 647; Folio: 135; Page: 33."
  7. 1911 Census.
  8. Information supplied by William George Prior (of Carshalton, Surrey) to Keith Taylor (at Shepton Mallet, Somerset), c1980.
  9. General Register Office Indexes to Death, Commencing 1837 (General Register Office, GRO (England & Wales)) "unknown cd."
  10. Copy death certificate. "Unknown cd."